Meet Gunner - an 8 years old Labrador and latest member of the family. He is a sort of rescue dog - long and sad story. He is a little on the stout side (in hand) - but look at the size of those feet. He is also an absolute sweetie. Part of the arrangement was that he had his genitals er, snipped - or whatever they do. Poor Gunner is distinctly sore just yet and prefers not to sit down, for understandable reasons. Here he is, moored up by the shed, not quite daring to obey the 'Sit' command, en route to the vet's for a check up.
The attention grabbing headling to this post is, I hope, explained.